TUESDAY STATE OF PLAY
8.30PM, 7FLIX Though pitching itself as a punchy political thriller – which it is for much of its running time – State of Play is really I Am Legend for print journalists. Russell Crowe plays the last good investigative reporter left in a newspaper world overrun by zombie bloggers. With a sixth sense for what makes a good story great, Crowe’s rumpled writer uncovers a conspiracy that will rock the foundations of US politics and big business. Compressed and remixed from the brilliant British TV miniseries of the same name, this is a smart, slick and highly engrossing whodunit. A timely reminder that hard news is hard work.